|Module||Course (Taught in English)|
|Business||International Management in an Inter-Cultural Environment|
|Sustainability||Migration, Development, and Sustainability|
|Intercultural Competence||Intercultural Competence|
You can set your priority either for the module "Business", "Intercultural Competence" or "Sustainability". The courses take place at the same time! You have to choose one course.
Each module is automatically complemented by the German Language Course. Here you can find a detailed programme overview for theIWU: 2024.
International Management in an Inter-Cultural Environment
Name: German A. Zarate-Hoyos, Ph.D.
Office: on campus
Office hours: 11:00 – 1:00 pm
The course´s syllabus can be found here.
Global production chains and foreign direct investment flows have accelerated as globalization has reached all corners of the world. Presence in emerging markets have become a necessity for major corporations as well as smaller companies. As a result, managers from around the world will have to operate in competitive and diverse international settings. In a competitive environment, managers must develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand the international context in which firms compete and to operate effectively in cross-national interactions. These skills are necessary for managers operating abroad or at home because both will most likely have to manage an increasing level of workforce diversity in local as well as global organizations. We will read articles, case studies and chapters and learn about globalization, global production, and foreign direct investment through country studies while also discussing topics such as ethics, culture, diversity, leadership, cross-cultural communication, and human resource management.
INFORMATION ON THE COURSE CONTENT
Dr. Sascha Krannich
Migration, Development, and Sustainability
Dr. Sascha Krannich (Gießen University, Germany) and Elvis Ngandwe (Tanzania) offer a course on the topics of migration, development, and sustainability. Seminar participants will get an introduction into basic terms, theories, and empirical findings in the frame of the interconnections of migration, devel-opment, and sustainability. Here, we will discuss and analyze current trends of global migration, trans-national forms of migrant activities as well as central indicators of human development and its sustain-ability in countries of origin, and how these movements fit into the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For this purpose, we will look at different international actors above and below the state level. These include international organizations and institutions (IOM, ILO, UNHCR etc.) as well as economic and civic actors, such as migrant organizations. The course also includes a three-day simulation game from the field of international development cooperation, and several field trips to relevant institutions and cities in Germany, including Berlin and Weimar.
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